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College of Wooster Libraries to Present Film Showcasing Islamic Art on Nov. 6

Documentary and discussion to be held in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall

October 30, 2013 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster Libraries will present the film, “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). Admission is free and open to the public.

Described as a documentary of “stunning breadth and beauty,” the film explores the riches of Muslim arts, crafts, and architecture by illuminating 1,400 years of Islamic culture. Prior to the film, Kara Morrow, assistant professor of art history at Wooster, will present a brief talk, titled “Visualizing the Invisible: Islamic Art and Contemporary Contexts.” After the film, an open discussion will take place.

The event is associated with the 2013 Wooster Forum and part of the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with American Library Association Public Programs Office and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. The program is supported through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components are provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Additional information about the event is available by phone (330-263-2315) or e-mail.